Posts Tagged ‘19th Century’

“Ooh, ooh, I know. I’ll write about an evil twin!”

“Yawn. Boring.  Done. Very 19th Century.”

“What? What are you talking about?”

“Ever heard of doppelgangers?”

“I thought that was a D&D monster.”

“Buzzz. Wrong. Try again.”

“Okay, how about a dream sequence? And there’ll be cats! Lots of cats. Only, this time they’ll be good.”

“H.P. Lovecraft called. He wants his story back.”

“Fuck you. Uhm. Okay. How about this. A barbarian, only he’s not all Noble Savage and wants nice things. And, like instead of a loincloth he wears armor.”

“Done and done by Crom! Have you never read any Howard?”

“A master thief who also knows some magic?”

“Leiber.”

“A sickly prince of a decadent civilization?”

“Moorcock.”

“An aged fighter, come back for one more fight?”

“You mean ‘Legend’ by David Gemmel?”

“Fine, fine. What do you think I should write?”

“No idea. But it’s fun to shoot your’s down.”